Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00004369
Title: Effect of probiotics in antibiotics associated diarrhea and gastric acid suppressants in secondary care pediatric hospital
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Aim and Objective: This study aims to determine the effects of probiotics in the treatment of antibiotic and gastric acid suppressants associated diarrhea. To estimate the reduction in the risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhea with the administration of probiotics and to identify factors associated with such reduction. Materials and Methods: Patients aged 4 months–13 years who have been receiving antibiotics of both genders are included in the study. The effects of probiotics in the treatment of antibiotics and gastric acid suppressants associated diarrhea were evaluated. This study has been carried out for the period of 6 months in PCMC the child care hospital, Pallavaram, Chennai. Results and Discussion: Eighty-six patients who had antibiotic and gastric acid suppressants associated diarrhea were included in this study and appropriate treatment was done with probiotics and antibiotics, and their frequency of diarrhea was evaluated for next 1 week. Conclusions: The appropriate data were obtained and evaluated based on that probiotic alone shows superior response than antibiotic group.

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    R. Prakash, M. Varaprasanna Rao*

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    Department of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. M. VaraPrasanna Rao, Department of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies, Velan Nagar, P.V. Vaithiyalingam Road, Pallavaram, Chennai - 600 117, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    R. Prakash, M. Varaprasanna Rao*

    Title:Effect of probiotics in antibiotics associated diarrhea and gastric acid suppressants in secondary care pediatric hospital
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (November )
    Year:2019
    Page No: (2841-2844)
  • Experimental Methods Keywords

    Methodology:Antibiotic-associated diarrhea, Clostridium difficile infection
    Research Materials: Probiotics

Keywords

Antibiotic-associated diarrhea Clostridium difficile infection Probiotics Symbiotic

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